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StartSmart 2017

StartSmart Saudi Conference

A program under MIT Enterprise Forum Global, StartSmart Saudi Conference aims to encourage, motivate, and provide direction for local entrepreneurs to come up with successful social and commercial ideas and projects. This is done through a number of workshops and rich programs that are directly related to technology and innovation. The Conference will help enrich the entrepreneurs’ practical experience and add to their know-how, thus helping them take their project to advanced stages.

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18 March 2017
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Bay La Sun Hotel
7183 Juman St,
King Abdullah Economic City 23964
www.baylasunhotel.com
+966 12 510 6400
Speakers

Local and international experienced speakers, discussing the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship, technology, and digital innovation

Winners

Announcing the 9 winning team, 3 from each tracks at the MITEF Startup Competition.

Saudi Valley

An open platform for visitors and contestant to present ideas, startups & social entrepreneurship.

Speakers

Hala Fadel
Chair - MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab region
Antoinette Matthews
VP, Communication & Licensing - MIT Tech Review
Ahmed Hamdan
CEO - Unifonic
Dr. Maher Hakim
Managing Director - Qatar Science Technology Park
Abdulaziz AlLoughani
Vice Chairman - Kuwait National Fund for SME Development
Sofana Dahlan
Vice Governer - SME Authority
Ali Mutairi
Director, Corporate Communication - King Khaled Foundation
Emad Khasgari
General Manager - Badir
Sultan AlSharani
Chief HR Officer - Zain KSA
Dr. Louay ElDada
CEO & Co-Founder - Quanergy
Farooq Al Jerasy
CEO - AlMusafer
Dr. Jamal Akkad
Co-Chief Advisor - Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship
Faisal Omran
Treasurer & CIO - Saudi Investment Bank
Rayan Zahid
Regional Sales Director - Microsoft Arabia
Osama AlMubarak
Director General - Kafalah Program
Ahmad AlDabbagh
Alliance & Channels Leader - Oracle
Fahd Al Rasheed
Vice Governer - Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College

Agenda

Time (PM)
Topic
Speaker
Time (PM)
9:00-10:00
Topic
Dinner
Speaker
Time (PM)
8:45-9:00
Topic
Saudi Valley Exhibition
Speaker
Time (PM)
6:30-6:45
Topic
Local Entrepreneur Case Study
SpeakerFarouq Al Jerasy
CEO of AlMusafer
Time (PM)
6:10-6:30
Topic
Panel Discussion: Social Entrepreneurship
SpeakerModerator:Hala Fadel, Chair MIT EF Pan Arab - Featuring panelists from King Khaled Foundation, Zain, & Al Muhaidib Foundation.
Time (PM)
5:50-6:10
Topic
Break
Speaker
Time (PM)
5:35-5:50
Topic
Regional Case Study
SpeakerAbdulAziz Loughani
Vice Chairman at Kuwait Nat’l Fund for SME Development and Prior Managing
Time (PM)
5:15-5:35
Topic
Keynote: “How To Make The Best YOU”
SpeakerDr. Maher Hakim
Managing Director, Qatar Science Technology Park
Time (PM)
5:00-5:15
Topic
Local Entrepreneur Case Study
SpeakerAhmed Hamdan
CEO of Unifonic
Time (PM)
4:40-5:00
Topic
TR 10 Breakthrough Technologies
SpeakerAntoinette Matthews
Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum
Time (PM)
4:30-4:40
Topic
Welcome Address
Speaker
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